Whitefield Academy held Hebron Christian to 13 points in the Class A boys first round last week.
According to Becky Taylor of the Georgia Basketball Project, that’s the fewest points allowed in the state tournament for a boys game since 1947, when Rabun Gap defeated Mansfield 64-10 in the Class C first round.
Mansfield, a little town in Newton County, ‘’really shouldn’t even count,’’ according to Taylor, ‘’as they were the only team in Class C in their region and didn’t have to win any tournament to qualify for state.’’
The last time a boys’ team in the state tournament scored less than 20 points was 1963, when West Haralson defeated Surrency 47-19. Surrency is in Appling County.
Here are the 10 teams that scored the fewest points in a state tournament game since 1970 –
1) Hebron Christian 13, Whitefield Academy 65 (2/25/2011, 1st round)
2) Marist 24, Creekside 38 (02/28/2003, 2nd round)
3) Prince Avenue Christian 25, SACA 52 (2/21/2003, 1st round)